Job at One Acre Fund: 3 Positions available (Deadline: 30 October 2017; 30 November, 20 November 2017)

Job at One Acre Fund: 3 Positions available  (Deadline: 30 October 2017; 30 November, 20 November 2017)

Job at One Acre Fund: 3 Positions available (Deadline: 30 October 2017; 30 November, 20 November 2017)

Job at One Acre Fund: Financial Reporting & Compliance Specialist (Deadline: 30 October 2017)

Job Description – Financial Reporting & Compliance Specialist

Mbere na mbere abahinzi

 

Industry:           Non-profit/Agriculture

Function:          Finance

Employer:         One Acre Fund

Job Location:    Kigali, Rwanda

Deadline:           30th October

Commitment:    Long Term Career Position

 

Wanted

Exceptional finance professional with 5+ years of experience, an accounting certification, solid technical skills, and a knowledge of ERP systems like SAP to coordinate and improve financial reporting at One Acre Fund.

 

Job Description

 

One Acre Fund is an agricultural NGO dedicated to increasing farmer prosperity. During over seven years in Rwanda, we have grown to serve more than 100,000 farm families with over 1,400 full-time staff. We also have operations in six other East African countries and continue to grow annually. We are Rwanda’s fastest growing professional organization and have recently centralized our global finance function in Kigali.

 

To help maintain this growth and better serve farmers by providing excellent finance support to the operating countries, we are looking for a Finance Specialist to join the Financial Reporting and Compliance team.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Take charge of periodic financial reporting to ensure that all reporting deadlines are met. An appreciation of technical and management accounting will be an advantage
  • Work with the finance sub-departments to coordinate financial reporting activities across all countries in which One Acre Fund operates
  • Analyze monthly and quarterly financial statements from each country to ensure accuracy and oversee the reconciliation process of underlying account balances
  • Facilitate implementation of best practice finance processes to improve the quality of internal or external finance reports and the related control environment
  • Work with the Finance Director on ad hoc global finance projects focused on the accomplishment of the team’s long-term goals

 

Requirements




 

  • A university degree in Accounting, Finance or other related field. Master’s degree is an advantage.
  • Five to eight years of professional work experience in Finance, Management Accounting or external Audit.
  • Accounting certification required
  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office. Experience working with an ERP System (SAP experience preferable) would be an advantage
  • Experience managing and developing a team
  • Demonstrated integrity and a good work ethic
  • Fluency in English. French and Kinyarwanda are an added advantage
  • Effective communication skills – written and spoken

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

 

 

 

 

To Apply

 

Please click on this link: https://www.oneacrefund.org/careers/job-openings?n=Financial-Reporting-and-Compliance-Specialist

 

You will be prompted to a form that must be completed.  At the end of the form you will have the opportunity to write a motivational letter and upload your CV.

 

 

Please Note: One Acre Fund will never ask you for money in return for advancement in the recruitment process or for being offered a position.  If you are being approached by someone demanding money, please do not hesitate to report this to the Tubura Fraud Hotline: 0785443136 (Do not use this number for any purpose other than reporting fraud attempts. If you misuse this number and use it for general information about the position and not to report Fraud, we will not consider you for this position).



Job at One Acre Fund: Program Associate (Deadline:30 November 2017 )

Tubura Job Description – Program Associate

Mbere na mbere abahinzi

Industry: Non-profit/Agriculture

Employer: One Acre Fund / TUBURA

Start Date: Flexible

Job Location: Rubengera- Rwanda

Duration: Minimum 2-year commitment, full-time job

JOB DESCRIPTION 

One Acre Fund is growing quickly, and we plan to at least quadruple our farmer impact in the next five years. Program Associates play a major role in driving that growth and ensuring that this growth is stable and systematic – while also adding major innovations and improvements to our program quality. This offers Program Associates a strong career opportunity: the ability to learn from a successful field operation, contribute to aggressive growth, and also make improvements to our program.

We are currently seeking Program Associates for a variety of teams within One Acre Fund, including: 

Operations:

Our country operation teams face a classic leadership and management challenge: how to keep a large country operation growing at 40-75% per year while also making significant improvements to our operating model. Program Associates first learn from our organization’s deep knowledge on scaling rural field programs; then, they are challenged to find new ways to stretch, grow faster, and increase our quality of service.

  • Field operations staff focus on farmer-facing services. They start as generalists, with overall responsibility for executing our program in a region. Over time, they can continue to rise as a general leader, possibly growing to manage an entire country’s field operation. Or they may specialize, for example, in the creation and roll-out of staff development training for hundreds or even 1,000+ team members.
  • Support operations staff build the infrastructure required for growth. These teams proactively eliminate barriers to scale in a diverse range of areas – processing millions of farmer payments, communicating to farmers via tens of millions of SMS, hiring hundreds of new staff per year, and physically moving 20,000+ tons of farm inputs to thousands of drop sites. Program Associates also make steady improvements to accelerate growth – for example, setting up mobile money integration for a country.

Innovations:

Our Innovations teams discover new ideas for our programs and conduct dozens of trials to test these ideas. As an organization, we constantly seek to learn and improve, and our Innovations teams lead the way.

  • Product Innovations staff improve our core agricultural products or run new experiments in energy and health products. The ideas they discover may eventually scale to hundreds of thousands of households. Product Innovations staff design trials, execute trials together with thousands of farmers, synthesize trial data, and make constant revisions to the product offering. For example, our Product Innovations team is currently testing delivery of live chickens and preparing the product for full-scale rollout. One Acre Fund is also increasingly delving into energy and health, and we are currently one of the largest sellers of solar lights in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Scale Innovations staff seek to improve our core operating model. By running trials with tens of thousands of farmers, they analyze targeted questions such as: does moving from a group liability loan to an individual liability loan improve repayment and customer satisfaction? Or they might investigate more radical ideas, such as setting up physical One Acre Fund shops to see if there are more efficient ways to deliver high-quality service to farmers. They try variations on our program with the goal of improving our scalability, impact, and financial sustainability.

On a day-to-day basis, nearly all roles involve a mix of activities:

  • Understanding and solving problems: observing field operations, meeting with leaders of our field staff , running surveys, conducting desk research, analyzing KPIs, etc. Then creating simple and lasting solutions to complex problems.
  • Planning and executing large projects: identifying clear goals, creating project calendars, designing workflows, creating field tools and talking points, designing incentive systems and understanding stakeholders, following up and monitoring project execution in the field, etc.
  • Building teams: hiring staff using One Acre Fund’s unique “experiential hiring” system, mentoring key deputies, and steadily handing off responsibility to your team as you build it.
  • Communicating with other teams: working in coordination with One Acre Fund’s other teams on the ground to execute a smooth customer experience in the simplest way possible.

One Acre Fund has deep operational experience running rural field programs at a scale of 1,000+ full-time staff per country. Program Associates benefit from this past experience, quickly building their skill-set through immersion in our operating environment. At the same time, the main role of Program Associates is to accelerate growth and to constantly stretch and improve our operations. This presents an excellent career opportunity to both learn from One Acre Fund’s accumulated experience and constantly improve and enable 40%+ program growth per year.

CAREER GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager and a global support team will commit significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about. Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions.

QUALIFICATIONS




We are seeking exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for international development. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience, e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business, solid Volunteer Service Organization accomplishments (VSO, Peace Corps, JICA, etc).
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Top-performing undergraduate background (include final grade/marks/GPA).
  • We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
  • A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years – this is a long-term, career-track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
  • Language: English required in all locations. French required for Burundi placement. Other notable and useful languages are Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Chichewa, Amharic.

 

PREFERRED START DATE

Flexible

COMPENSATION

Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

BENEFITS

Health insurance, immunizations, flights, housing

SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES

Yes

East Africans strongly encouraged to apply.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND KNOW HOW TO APPLY



Job at One acre Fund: New Country Expansion: Capacity Development Specialist (Deadline: 20 November 2017 )

Private-sector style career development in a growing social enterprise
An excellent career development opportunity

 

Industry:          Nonprofit/International Development

Employer:         One Acre Fund

Job Title:          New Country Expansion: Capacity Development Specialist

Job Location:    Kigali

Duration:           Minimum 2-years commitment, full-time job

 

Job Description

The New Country Expansion (NCE) team lead One Acre Fund globally in identifying new and impactful opportunities to serve farmers across the world. Our job is to go to new places and identify if our unique skillset can help some of the 50 million global smallholder farmers work their way out of hunger and poverty. This role will be an opportunity to help establish the long term impact of projects in Nigeria, India, Zambia, Myanmar and beyond as our program continues to grow. Our goal as an organization is to serve a million farmers by 2020 and you will be in the team leading our drive towards this goal. As you develop as an individual, future promotions may come with the opportunity to travel to some of these countries and witness our far-reaching impact while working with our great team.

 

The NCE team is a busy and dynamic environment that is prone to change as we seek new opportunities for our clients. This will require an individual with a flexible and can do attitude but who can also prioritise their work appropriately to ensure we meet our goals. This position will respond to the Capacity Development Manager, based in Kigali who works within the Research and Strategy group of our New Country Team. We will work directly with NCE leadership to ensure we are providing impactful projects to our teams to support their work in the field.

 

As the NCE Capacity Development Specialist you will be responsible for supporting the growth of our teams through the creation of key capacities in each country. More specifically, the role will be focused on:

 

  • Support the maintenance and improvement of NCE training ,onboarding and hiring systems
    • Training
      • Conduct rigorous post training follow up with our team to ensure training quality
      • Conduct training content management and online library curation
      • Stretch project (Training): Develop as an OAF trainer and training writer
    • Onboarding
      • Plan all expatriate onboarding and provide logistical support to all in country onboarding of new staff
      • Stretch project (Onboarding): Develop a template for junior team onboarding and support implementation within our Pilot programs and/or deliver some onboarding trainings to new team members
    • Hiring
      • Support the creation and maintenance of in country hiring pipelines as a part of our Each One Reach One program through in country nodes

 

  • Manage communications to the Global NCE team
    • Support delivery of efficient and applicable communications through NCE communication channels.
      • Managing Sprout (internal website) content
      • Providing support to in country teams to manage Training information boards
      • Manage the HelpDesk email account to support all team members across our 4 countries
      • Support the development of our monthly “Spotlight” calls by supporting topic research
      • Manage our internal feedback and performance tracker
    • Stretch project (Communications): Develop skill set to provide internal short consultancy projects

 

  • Manage core backend systems, specifically:
    • Our internal Each One Reach One recruitment campaign with a focus on supporting in country hires in each NCE country
    • Push Diversity and Inclusivity initiatives such as team lunches, pair walks and other forthcoming projects
    • Identify and develop nodes within each NCE country
    • Our SalesForce account where we track all our contacts
    • Execute and maintain routine NCE systems as they are developed
    • Monitor and report on the Quality of Life of all NCE staff



Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will commit significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular career reviews. We will also have weekly one-on-one meetings, where we discuss career goals, and we will work collaboratively to craft roles that you can be passionate about.

 

You will be expected to apply for our internal Leadership Development Course which will build on your professional skills over a 14-month period if you are accepted onto the LDC program.

 

Qualifications

We are seeking an exceptional professional with at least 2 years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for international development. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. leading a conference, or starting a business).
  • Demonstrable ability to be self-driven and manage personal work flow
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Top-performing academic background with a University degree (mandatory) in project management, communications, training/teaching/coaching/capacity building, or similar.
  • Project planning, management, and execution experience.
  • Mentorship experience, including a clear record of developing teams and providing professional development support for others.
  • Demonstrated efficiency with MS Office and with the Google package of applications. Excellent communication—conversational, email, and written. Strong writing skills and ability to translate technical and complex concepts into concise and easily understandable language.
  • Demonstrated ability in training and professional development content creation.
  • Humility and team-work. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to join our growing family of leaders.
  • Control in handling the unplanned.
  • Positive attitude and passion. Eagerness to develop the New Country Expansion team and dedication to improving the livelihoods of farmers and their families across the world.
  • Language: English essential, any other languages beneficial.

Preferred Start Date

January 2017

 

Compensation

We offer a modest starting salary that affords a high quality of life in our areas of operation. This is a career-track role with performance-based raises and the ability to expand responsibilities over time.

 

Sponsor International Candidates

No

 

Please note that we are not able to sponsor a visa for this position.

 

 

 

 

To Apply

 

See the full job description and application details on our:

https://www.oneacrefund.org/work-with-us/job-openings/g/?gh_jid=845075

 

You will be prompted to a form that must be completed.  At the end of the form you will have the opportunity to write a motivational letter and upload your CV.

We are offering a world class professional and international environment that focuses on your career development and are looking forward to receiving your application.

Please Note: One Acre Fund will never ask you for money in return for advancement in the recruitment process or for being offered a position

One Acre Fund is an equal opportunity employer; all candidates with legal working age will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, region, sex, disability status or any other characteristic protected by the law.

 


CLICK HERE TO JOIN MUCURUZI.COM BUSINESS WHATSAPP GROUP

Previous : Job at One acre Fund: New Country Expansion: Capacity Development Specialist (Deadline: 20 November 2017 )
Next : Job at RSSB : Internal Auditor (Deadline: 23 October 2017)

Related posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *